JennieFountain

The Administrative Fellowship Experience

UTMB Health seeks individuals who desire the opportunity to demonstrate the skills they learned from their education in real-life situations. The UTMB Health Administrative Fellowship focuses on projects in order to optimize the fellow's experience. The Administrative Fellow is considered a important member of the administrative team, and is not only offered the chance, but is expected to make contributions that have a positive effect on the organization. Past projects have included:

  • Strategic planning for legislative changes, including Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-Centered Medical Homes
  • Development of health system scorecards and dashboards
  • Revenue enhancement projects
  • Contract negotiations
  • Support service improvement planning
  • Joint Commission accreditation
  • Strategic prioritization
  • Facility planning
  • Interim management


Opportunities to rotate throughout the Health System

Fellows are invited to shadow in various departments, units and clinics to understand each area’s role in patient care. Fellows are also required to complete various assigned projects throughout the fellowship. The following are examples of areas the fellow may experience:

  • Perioperative Services, including standing in on a surgical procedure
  • Correctional Managed Care rotation, including visits to Hospital Galveston and Huntsville Unit, nicknamed the "Walls Unit"
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory/Pathology
  • Nursing unit rotations
  • Clinic rotations
  • Others


Conferences

The fellow will be offered the chance to travel to one conference per year. Other opportunities may arise that an executive team member will sponsor the fellow to go to additional conferences or meetings when they relate to projects in which the fellow is participating.

 

Jennie Sealy Hospital workflow mapping
Visit to Huntsville Unit
Rehearsal for patient move from John Sealy Hospital to Jennie Sealy Hospital in 2016